Disgraced conspiracy theorist and Infowars founder Alex Jones was arrested earlier this week in Texas on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
According to the police report, the arresting officer was dispatched to the scene in response to a call about a family disturbance. The caller stated that there had been a “disturbance between her and her husband,” and that he had driven off and was possibly under the influence of alcohol. Police took a description of the vehicle and later spotted a vehicle matching the description and license plate. A traffic stop was conducted, and police found the 46-year-old Jones behind the wheel.
The officer wrote in his arrest report that he detected a “strong odor of alcohol,” and asked Jones if he had been drinking. Jones said he had a bottle of Sake wine with his wife around 8 p.m. Jones went on to say that he got into an argument with his wife before walking roughly three miles back to his home. The argument continued there, and Jones stated that he drove off in order “to get away from his wife.”
Will The Charges Stick?
When looking at the details of the arrest report, it will be interesting to see how both sides move forward. The arrest report shows that Jones was booked into Travis County Jail at 12:37 a.m. Tuesday morning. The affidavit states that Jones’ BAC readings came back at 0.076 and 0.079, which is actually below the legal limit of 0.08. That said, the report also states that he failed parts of the one-leg stand and the walk and turn tests.
So while 0.08 is considered the legal threshold in Texas, the Texas Department of Transportation said that it is not the only factor in determining if a motorist is intoxicated.
“A person is also intoxicated if impaired due to alcohol or other drugs regardless of BAC,” the TDoT said in a statement.
Jones claims on his site that he was caught in a “countrywide dragnet” that began because of low DWI arrest numbers in Travis County.
“It was quite the experience to see what was going on in this country and to experience it myself,” the Infowars site reported.
Jones faces a Class B misdemeanor, which in Texas carries the possibility of up to 180 days in jail, fines of $2,000, or both.